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MORE COVERAGE, LESS SHINE

TUTORIAL + PHOTOGRAPHY BY AMY NADINE, GRAPHIC DESIGN BY EUNICE CHUN

TUTORIAL + PHOTOGRAPHY BY AMY NADINE, GRAPHIC DESIGN BY EUNICE CHUN

Any time I can use less powder, I’m all for it. The prettiest finish typically comes from a moisturizing or luminous foundation formula. But sometimes they can make us look a little too shiny (there’s a fine line between dewy and oily-looking!). So try this the next time you apply your favorite luminous foundation! Wet the sponge, wring it out and use it to apply the foundation instead of a brush. Why? Because when the sponge is wet and damp, it won’t pick up the the oil in the foundation (remember, oil and water don’t mix!). So mostly only the pigment will be deposited on your skin. Ok, I don’t claim to know the exact science as to why this happens, all I know is when I do this technique on my clients, I have to powder way less than when I use a foundation brush. And the less powder I use, the less chance of looking cakey.

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Try it and let me know if you notice a difference in the comments below!

For everyone asking, this is the black top that Brook is wearing! xx

WINTER FROST

TUTORIAL + PHOTOGRAPHY BY AMY NADINE, GRAPHIC DESIGN BY EUNICE CHUN

TUTORIAL + PHOTOGRAPHY BY AMY NADINE, GRAPHIC DESIGN BY EUNICE CHUN

I love picking one product on one feature and see if it’s enough to change a look. Yes of course a red lipstick would make a very dramatic difference! But will a single sweep of a frosted shadow? So I tried it on Brook and yes, it’s subtle but it’s gorgeous! And something you must try this winter when you don’t have time to do a smoky eye or a winged liner. It really brightens the eye and draws attention straight there, in the best way possible. Here’s how:

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Pre-step: Wet the brush with water or a mixing medium then dip it in the shadow to make a paste.

  1. Sweep the shadow all over the lid and crease.
  2. Add it to the inner corner.
  3. Trace it along the bottom lashline.
  4. Add a few coats of mascara.

I minimized the rest of her makeup here as not to compete but it would look especially gorgeous with this rose blush and a rosy-pink lip!

DIY Glitter Glue

TUTORIAL + PHOTOGRAPHY BY AMY NADINE, GRAPHIC DESIGN BY EUNICE CHUN

TUTORIAL + PHOTOGRAPHY BY AMY NADINE, GRAPHIC DESIGN BY EUNICE CHUN

There are many products sold as “mixing mediums” to help apply and set glitter on your eyelids. But this trick is what I’ve always found to last the longest AND be good for your skin. Because it’s using an eye cream! Just follow the steps above if you’re doing a single wash of color on bare skin or if you’re applying it on top of eye shadow that’s already on your eyes, lose the cotton swab, dip your finger lightly in the eye cream, dab it a couple times on the back of your hand to thin it out, then press your finger into the glitter to load it up then press your finger wherever you want to place the glitter.

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Let us know your favorite glitters in the comments below. I’m a bit of a fanatic about glitters and always love to hear about new ones! Thank you! x

CHAPPED LIP QUICK FIX

TUTORIAL + PHOTOGRAPHY BY AMY NADINE, GRAPHIC DESIGN BY EUNICE CHUN

TUTORIAL + PHOTOGRAPHY BY AMY NADINE, GRAPHIC DESIGN BY EUNICE CHUN

I know that chronic chapped lips are a bigger problem than we’re addressing here and for those of you who suffer from it, I’m so sorry and we’d love to hear about your journey in the comments below. For those of you whose lips just get chapped every now and then from winter dryness/flying/heaters, I think you’re really going to love this trick! Especially if you love all of the matte liquid lipstains  that are out there now. Liquid lipstains are amazing… except when your lips are chapped, then the formula grabs onto each “flake” and makes them stand out worse. So try this first:

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  • A Piece of Tape
  • A Good Lip Balm — I just went back to this one ($$$) in my kit to spoil my clients but this one ($) personally got me through last winter!
  • Or Your Favorite Lip Oil — If you haven’t tried a lip oil yet, you just might switch! I love this one ($$) and this ($).
  • An All-Day Liquid Lipstick — I used this one ($$) in Aria but I’m also obsessed with this one ($) in all 4 shades!

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